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May 05, 2013

Re "2 views of gay NBA player," May 3

It is clear from this article about reactions to professional basketball player Jason Collins' announcement he is gay that many Christians have been taught differently in their denominations about homosexuality.

One high school student quoted in this story said he believes that God created people to be heterosexual; another said he believes that God created people to live up to their potential, regardless of their sexual orientation.

One's religion is important in making ethical decisions, as it should be. Thus, it would be helpful if the top clergy of various Christian denominations taught their followers that all people should be accepted and valued, regardless of their innate sexual orientation, and be free to satisfy their own potential.

Karl Strandberg

Long Beach

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